Sources of Pollution No Impact Statement
Preparing a Sources of Pollution No Impact Statement during the development of public water supply projects, in part, ensures that sites where public water supply related infrastructure is planned to be constructed are free of any real or potential sources of pollution.
Public water supply project submittals where one or more new sources of supply will be constructed must include written confirmation – Sources of Pollution No Impact Statement – that based on a standard of care commensurate with public water supply projects the site(s) have been responsibly evaluated, and that based on the information from the evaluation the sites for the proposed sources of supply have been determined to not be impacted by any real and/or potential sources of pollution. While this primarily pertains to new sources of supply, it can be required at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)’s discretion for other types of public water supply infrastructure.
A map and a listing of all sources of pollution within a minimum 0.5 mile of a site for proposed public water supply infrastructure should accompany the sources of pollution no impact statement. At a minimum the listing of sources of pollution would summarize critical information for each source and include the source’s status, that typically being active, inactive or closed. The listed sources that are closed should include the closure date. In developing the sources of pollution no impact statement, it may be necessary for the system and their consultant to directly contact the entities having oversight for the listed sources.
In addition to completing an on-site evaluation of sites for proposed public water supply infrastructure, the following resources are as a courtesy being provided as a minimum starting point for identifying real and/or potential sources of pollution using web-based resources. Reviewing sources of information beyond the following sources may be necessary to fully identify all real and/or potential sources of pollution.
Requiring the Sources of Pollution No Impact Statement to be included in the public water supply project submittal will serve to avoid delays in the review of the project.
The inclusion of this consideration in the submittal of public water supply infrastructure projects for review and approval will directly support KDHE’s mission to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans.